1st November 2019
At the UK box office this weekend, Friday, 1st November 2019, there are 4 new releases looking to take your attention at the local multiplex and knock Joker from the top of the UK box office chart next week.
First up at cinemas this week is Doctor Sleep, a movie directed by Mike Flanagan who also directed Ouija: Origin Of Evil in 2016 which grossed £2.5 Million.
This is an adaptation to Stephen Kings novel and is the long awaited sequel to Stanley Kubrick's classic 1980 movie The Shining.
It stars Ewan McGregor who last starred in Christopher Robin (2018).
The film also stars Rebecca Ferguson who last appeared in Men In Black: International (2019).
Next on this weeks new release schedule is Brittany Runs A Marathon.
This new movie stars Jillian Bell who's last film was Rough Night (2017)
It also stars Jennifer Dundas who appeared in The Post (2018).
The film is brought to us by new director Paul Downs Colaizzo.
Next up this week is Western Stars which is directed by Bruce Springsteen and Thom Zimny directing together.
It stars Bruce Springsteen who was last seen in Asbury Park: Riots, Redemption, Rock 'n' Roll which grossed £43,489.
Also this week there is Sorry We Missed You from director Ken Loach who also directed Riff Raff in 1991.
The film features Kris Hitchen and Debbie Honeywood in starring roles.
Check back on Monday to see where these cinema releases end up on the Weekend Box Office Chart.
Come back next week when there are 7 new releases.
25th October 2018
There was another tight battle fought at the top of the UK box office this week with A Star Is Born just about holding onto the number 1 spot despite the challenge from Halloween.
The Bradley Cooper directed movie is proving to be a big pull with British audiences as the movie manages to stay at the top of the box office for a second week, on its third week of release.
Pulling in £2.8 million for a film in its third week of release is very good, this brings the films total gross to £14.8 million.
Highest new movie of the week is the sequel movie Halloween which is released 40 years after the original John Carpenter directed film and is being billed as a true sequel.
Starring original star Jamie Lee Curtis the film takes an excellent £2.6 million over the weekend, missing the number one spot by just over 200,000 pound.
Being October the Halloween based films are coming thick and fast and a more kid friendly film makes its debut at number 3 with a sequel to the 2015 film Goosebumps starring jack Black.
The original took £2.6 million on its debut and this sequel comes in just lower with £2.1 million.
The inept spy hangs around for a third week taking £1.6 million boosting its total UK gross to £10.9 million, this is lower than the other 2 films in the series at this stage of release.
Sony's Marvel anti-hero movie spends most likely its last week on the top 5 taking £1.5 million takings its UK gross to £16.6 million.
The film is the highest total grossing movie on the box offie this week.
The Disney movie makes a reappearance on the box office this week and by doing so becomes the longest running film on the top 15 with 9 weeks.
19th September 2018
Despite the less than favourable reviews The Predator takes the top spot on its debut weekend in the UK knocking horror film The Nun down to number 2.
The sixth film in the Predator franchise (including the 2 cross over films with the Alien franchise) takes £2.3 million on its opening weekend which is in the same ball park of the previous film Predators from 2010.
The film will most likely have most of its business in this first weekend so expect the film to drop considerably on its second weekend.
Falling to number 2 this week is The Nun which takes £1.8 million on its second weekend of release which brings the films total gross to £7.7 million.
New at number 3 is the US smash hit Crazy Rich Asians, although the film doesn't seem to be repeating the same success in the UK.
There was an expectation that the film would top the box office but with a £1.6 million opening this is only good enough for a top 3 debut.
Michael Cains new film King Of Thieves enters the chart at number 4 with a £1.5 million debut.
The star has been in some big movies over the last 20 years which have had massive debuts but for a lesser known film this is a good debut, no doubt increased by his star power.Finishing off the top 5 is former number 1 film Christopher Robin which takes £521,842 this week, this brings the films total gross after 5 weeks to £13 million.
13th September 2018
Following suit with the rest of the globe The Nun tops the Uk box office this weekend and as part of the Conjuring series of films this is the second highest debut of the series.
The Nun doesn't quite reach debut of The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Case which took £4.6 on its debut but the £4 million opening isn't that far away.
With Halloween 6 weeks away the film could stick around for a few weeks but horror films like this do have a habit of upfront box office success, the bad reviews wont help much either!
Christopher Robin surrenders the top spot after 3 weeks at the top with a weekend gross of nearly £900,000 which brings the films total gross to £12 million after 4 weeks.
After a slow start to its box office run BlackKKlansman stays at number 3 this week with just under £800,000, this brings the films total gross after 3 weeks to £4.5 million making one of director Spike Lee's top films in the UK.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again has started to slow down now and this week falls to 4 with just over £700,000.
This brings the films total gross to £63.2 million and although a fantastic total gross for a sequel film is will now struggle to beat the total gross of the original Mamma Mia! and will likely not beat Avengers Infinity War as the top film of the year (so far).
Finally in the top 5 is The Meg which has far outstripped expectation and this weeks take just over £600,00 for a total of £15 million.
5th September 2018
For the third weekend straight the top two films in the UK are Disneys Christopher Robin and the sequel movie Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.
Christopher Robin's gross for the weekend, and unlike last weekend the only film to go a million pound, is £1.1 million which brings the films total after 3 weeks to a very respectable £10 million.
Staying on the runner up spot yet again Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again takes just under a million pounds, this now brings the films total to £61.6 million.
The top film so far in 2018 is Avengers: Infinity War with £70.8 million, there is every possibility that the Mamma Mia! sequel could beat this, but it could be a very close race.
Despite taking a little less than last weekend BlackKKlansman climbs the box office this weekend to number 3 with £922,806 which brings the films total after 2 week to £3.1 million.
The Meg is at 4 this week with £0.9 million which brings the films total to £13.9 million.
Finishing off the top 5 is new entry Searching which makes its debut with £765,050.
Top total grossing film of the week is Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.